Here is a clue as to where I went last Wednesday.
Isn't she a beauty? Kinda skinny though.
My nice husband took these photos for me of the Longhorns. And, here's another clue.
Texas Bluebonnets. I couldn't figure out why there were so few wildflowers on this visit, our second time to visit in the spring. Locals said it was because this winter there wasn't much rain. Indian Paintbrush was just starting to bloom.
This cute little flower below was very plentiful, though. I don't know the name of it but I think it is an Evening Primrose.
It was a last minute decision to go to Round Top, Texas for the semi-annual antique show. We barely found a hotel room in College Station.
I want to show you vendors' booths at The Red Barn, The Arbor and Marburger Farm that I found visually appealing. I am not giving the vendor's name or prices on items. This is just a visual tour and an overview of decor style that intrigued me.
French demijohns are still popular. There are fakes among them with new wine labels. Most were only used to transfer juice from the grapes not wine after it was made. I saw a lot of glass domes as well.
Shown above are four that I purchased. They range in age from the 1920's to the 1960's. My husband likes the green ones and I like the aqua ones.
Here is what they look like in my family room after cleaning them up. The big green one is very large so it sits on the floor.
Everything light and white is still in. I saw a lot of old brown wooden antiques repainted with white or creme paint.
Cast stone in light coloration.
Bed coronas and anything crown shape is very popular. I've always like this symbol.
The spiritual look was also prevalent. Lots of church alter sticks, religious statues, alter and podium architectural pieces and sconces.
Madonnas of all kinds.
Angels of all sorts.
Any architectural piece out of a church sells.
Someone could write an entire book just on photos of these items found at Marburger Farm.
Sunburst mirrors were still plentiful.
The Belgian linen look was still strong.
And, of course, you could purchase yards and yards of linen to upholster your own items.
I saw a lot of brown wood furniture pieces painted white or creme. The Shabby Chic look seems to still be continuing in polularity.
For tonight I will leave you with this unusual booth display.
I took over 300 photos and will show more tomorrow. I have selected some of my favorite booths and will show those.
All the best,
Photos: Swede [exception: Longhorns taken by my husband]